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Ukraine Parliament approves resignation of chief prosecutor

The Ukrainian Parliament approved on Tuesday the resignation of General Prosecutor Viktor Shokin, an official seen by the Ukraine`s Western backers as an obstacle to tackling corruption.



Kiev: The Ukrainian Parliament approved on Tuesday the resignation of General Prosecutor Viktor Shokin, an official seen by the Ukraine`s Western backers as an obstacle to tackling corruption.

The United States has repeatedly called for top-to-bottom reform of the general prosecutor`s office, which anti-graft campaigners have said plays a key role in protecting vested interests and allowing corrupt practices to flourish.

The motion to approve his resignation passed with 289 votes, comfortably over the 226 required.

From Zee News

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